-The United States got back on track in their quest for a fourth consecutive men’s basketball gold medal on Wednesday with a 54 point blowout win against Iran buoyed by a barrage of three pointers, putting their shock loss to France behind them.

Guard Damian Lillard was sizzling hot to begin the game as he hit six threes in the first half, helping the United States shoot 63% from beyond the arc as they built a commanding 60-30 lead and came away with a 120-66 victory.  Lillard ended up with 19 threes for the game.

The dominant win will allay concerns about their medal credentials in Tokyo after they suffered a shock defeat by France on Sunday, losing at the Olympics for the first time since 2004 and for just the sixth time in the history of the tournament.

U.S. coach Gregg Popovich also commended his team’s defence.

“We played good defense for a long period of time, shared the ball throughout the game very, very, well, against a very hard-working Iranian team,” he said.

Kevin Durant, who was saddled with foul trouble in the game against France, bounced back with a terrific all around performance finishing with 10 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and zero turnovers.